Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch at its Spring Forward event held in San Francisco. The smartwatch will come in whooping 34 variants at the starting price of $349, which will go up to $10,000 depending on the variant. For all those who are eying upon owning it as soon as possible, the pre-orders will commence from April 10 along with a preview of the smartwatch at selected retail stores.
The Apple Watch will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom and United States from April 24. The smartwatch measures at 38mm and starts at $349 and ranges up to $1,049 based on the band. The Apple Watch Edition (18 Carat Gold) starting price is at $10,000 will be available through exclusive retail stores. The Apple Watch Sport, on the contrary, will be available at the starting price of $349 for the 38mm band and $399 for the 42mm band.
The Apple Watch utilizes an app to connect with iPhones, which will roll out with the iOS 8.2 update. The OS update for the same is now available for download starting from today via App Store. Apple has also claimed that the battery life of Apple Watch can last for an entire day (roughly 18 hours).
The Apple Watch has been packed with various new features, one such feature is ‘Glances’. The new feature enables users to check all the important notifications and information at a glance. It provides quick information through a swipe up such as the weather, calendar, control music, heart rate and more. It also alerts users for incoming call and enables to receive calls as well. The device enables users to read e-mail, mark, flag and delete them. It also tracks daily body movement, exercising or getting brisk activity. Users can also control Individual workouts via Workout app, which measures body run time, heart rate and other activities.
Apple followers in India got to wait longer in order to own an Apple Watch, as the country did not make it to the list of chosen nine countries. According to sources, the Apple Watch might be priced around Rs 30,000 for the base model in India. We can hope to witness its launch by July this year. However, many analysts and market researchers are of a view that, keeping in mind India’s growing global importance in the tech arena, the watch might make its debut by June.